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AHCA Passes House

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017.  The AHCA will move to the Senate where it needs a simple majority for a vote and possible amendments.  The employer mandate, current subsidies, pre-existing conditions and the ACA’s rules on essential health benefits could be affected. Read more…

What If the Employer Mandate is Repealed?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires applicable large employers (ALEs) to offer affordable, minimum value health coverage to their full-time employees. If the mandate is repealed and employer penalties removed, many ALEs could decide to return to pre-ACA rules. To read entire article click here.

Only 1/3 of Employees are Engaged at Work

Employee engagement – or the commitment and energy that employees bring to work – impacts productivity and performance.  According to a recent Gallup poll, only 33 percent of employees are engaged at work, indicating that employee engagement is critical to retaining the best and brightest employees. To read entire article click here.

House Republicans Pass Amended AHCA

On May 4, 2017, members of the U. S> House of Representative voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCT), after it had been amended several times.  The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The AHCA needed 216 votes to pass in the House.  Ultimately, it Read more…

Legal Protection and the Right to Privacy

While having conversations, writing emails and going about business at home, the law restricts others from breaching one’s sense of security.  However, in a work setting, those rights are not as defined regarding an employer’s need to know versus the employee’s right to privacy. To read entire article click here.

Market Stabilization Final Rule Issued

This final rule includes new reforms intended to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets by lowering premiums and increasing choices for the 2018 plan year.  The rule does not directly impact plans in the large group market. To read entire article click here.

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn, Now What?

 With the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in March, employers must continue to comply with all the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACT) and the evolving applicability of existing taxes and fees so that they know how the ACA affects their bottom lines. To read entire article click here.